The table below looks at the statistics for the UAT Tester role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UAT Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UAT Tester
Rank 582 558 545
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -13
Contract jobs requiring a UAT Tester 18 17 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.032% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.034% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 28
Average daily rate
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£255 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £125 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £283 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.39% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £8.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £8.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51265 49491 54504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.21% 92.73% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 31026 29372 30573
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1968 2145 2690
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

UAT Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UAT Tester in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

UAT Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

UAT Tester
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UAT Tester within the UK.

UAT Tester Daily Rate Trend in the UK

UAT Tester
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UAT Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

UAT Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

UAT Tester
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UAT Tester within the UK.

UAT Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

UAT Tester
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UAT Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -21 11 £225 -40.00%
London -3 8 £163 -59.37%
Northwich - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - -
East of England - - - -
Leeds - - - -

UAT Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited UAT Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with UAT Tester in their job title.

1 35 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 15 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 13 (37.14%) Banking
3 13 (37.14%) Finance
4 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (22.86%) Automated Testing
4 8 (22.86%) Security Testing
5 7 (20.00%) Selenium
5 7 (20.00%) Retail Banking
5 7 (20.00%) Retail
5 7 (20.00%) Maven
5 7 (20.00%) TestNG
5 7 (20.00%) WebDriver
6 6 (17.14%) ISEB
7 5 (14.29%) HP
7 5 (14.29%) Degree
7 5 (14.29%) Computer Science
7 5 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (11.43%) BDD
8 4 (11.43%) JIRA
8 4 (11.43%) HNC
8 4 (11.43%) HND
8 4 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (8.57%) Regression Testing
9 3 (8.57%) SQL
9 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
10 2 (5.71%) BC Cleared
10 2 (5.71%) Test Strategy
10 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database
10 2 (5.71%) Oracle

UAT Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited UAT Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with UAT Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Office
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) SAP SD
1 1 (2.86%) SAP MM
1 1 (2.86%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.86%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 7 (20.00%) Selenium
1 7 (20.00%) TestNG
1 7 (20.00%) WebDriver
1 7 (20.00%) Maven
2 4 (11.43%) JIRA
3 1 (2.86%) Cucumber
General
1 13 (37.14%) Finance
1 13 (37.14%) Banking
2 7 (20.00%) Retail
2 7 (20.00%) Retail Banking
3 2 (5.71%) Billing
3 2 (5.71%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Back Office
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.86%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 15 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 8 (22.86%) Security Testing
3 8 (22.86%) Automated Testing
3 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (11.43%) BDD
5 3 (8.57%) Regression Testing
6 2 (5.71%) B2B
6 2 (5.71%) Test Strategy
6 2 (5.71%) Time Management
6 2 (5.71%) Migration
7 1 (2.86%) Data Migration
7 1 (2.86%) Investment Management
7 1 (2.86%) Business Transformation
7 1 (2.86%) User Stories
7 1 (2.86%) CRM
7 1 (2.86%) Workflow
7 1 (2.86%) Scrum
7 1 (2.86%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) ISEB
2 5 (14.29%) Degree
3 4 (11.43%) HNC
3 4 (11.43%) HND
4 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.71%) BC Cleared
6 1 (2.86%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) HP
2 2 (5.71%) Actimize
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle
3 1 (2.86%) SAP
3 1 (2.86%) Misys
3 1 (2.86%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.86%) Avaloq
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